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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) personnel shelter in air raid trenches, 1918

Photograph, World War One (1914-1918), Western Front (1914-1918), 1918.

The women of the WAAC were employed on the Western Front in a variety of jobs. As well as cooking and waiting on officers, they served as clerks, telephone operators, store-women, drivers, printers, bakers and cemetery gardeners. The WAAC also shared the dangers of their male colleagues. Air raids on the camps and depots were frequent and in one, on 30 May 1918, nine women died during a raid at Abbeville, with six wounded.

From an album containing 237 photographs relating to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1995-01-28-89

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1995-01-28-89

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